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Using Genetic Screening to Improve Korean White Wheat

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Korean white winter wheat is particularly susceptible to preharvest sprouting, according to Dae Wook Kim, a scientist at National Institute of Crop Science in Suwaon, South Korea. Working with molecular biologist Jai Rohila at South Dakota State...
19-Sep-2014 11:40 AM EDT

NSF Scholarship Program Helps Fill Need for Math, Science Teachers

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A nationwide shortage of science and math teacher puts rural Midwestern states in an even tougher position. “Finding qualified teachers has often been challenging for small schools, but now larger districts are also having problems,” noted...
10-Sep-2014 9:10 AM EDT

Ecologist Stresses Importance of Wetlands, Grasslands in Midwest

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Wetlands may be the least understood ecosystem, but their value is immense, according to Distinguished Professor W. Carter Johnson of the South Dakota State University Department of Natural Resource Management. “Anything that affects them will...
5-Sep-2014 4:50 PM EDT

French Intern Studies Small Business Marketing at Midwestern Winery

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Objectivity, energy and a new perspective—these are the strengths that South Dakota State University interns bring to Schadé Vineyard and Winery near Volga, according to owner and operator Nancy Schade. For Marine Bezault, a graduate student...
21-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Improving Beef Quality Through Maternal Nutrition

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Manipulating a cow’s nutrition level during the second trimester can alter the carcass composition of her offspring, according to South Dakota State University meat scientist Amanda Blair. Fetal programming is the concept that during fetus...
30-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Put Lean Bison Meat on Your Family's Menu

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Incorporate more lean protein into your diet by opening the pages of "Bison: My Way!" cookbook. Discover creativity and nutritional know-how as Kristin Olson shows how to enhance the true American food. The cookbook contains 25 recipes featuring...
28-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Freezing Blueberries Improves Antioxidant Availability

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Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries,...
22-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Drying More Corn for Less Money

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Drying the maximum amount of corn with the least amount of energy—that’s what engineering manager Brent Bloemendaal of Brock Grain Systems in Frankfort, Indiana, needed to give his company a competitive edge in the marketplace. To do that, he...
16-Jul-2014 10:20 AM EDT

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Wildfire Expert Available to Comment on California, Oregon, Washington Blazes

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15-Sep-2014 6:10 PM EDT

‘The Devil Is in the Details’: Documenting Carbon Sequestration in Borneo

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It’s that time of year again—the dry season in southeastern Asia when smoke and particulates from Indonesian peat swamp fires on the island of Borneo drift across to neighboring countries. Indonesia is trying to reduce carbon emissions, but...
28-Aug-2014 4:20 PM EDT

Helping Farmers Adapt to Changing Growing Conditions

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Spring rains that delayed planting and a cool summer have farmers concerned about whether their corn will reach maturity before the first frost. Two new online decision-making tools available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Useful to...
11-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Bringing Fiber Optics to Electronic Components

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Fiber optics increased the speed and quantity of information that can be transmitted through the Internet by transforming electrical signals into pulsating light. The same can be done within laptops and other devices by using organic materials...
28-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Fighting Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data

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21-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Combating Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data

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Dealing with malaria is a fact of life for more than 91 million Ethiopians. Each year four to five million contract malaria, one of the biggest health problems in this poor country. Through a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National...
15-Apr-2014 2:10 PM EDT

Getting the Gut to Grow: Nutrition Experts Help Children with Short Bowel Syndrome

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Parents of children with short bowel syndrome measure their outcomes by the centimeters of intestine that remain after surgery. Many of these children live on intravenous nutrients and fluids, in combination with formula by a gastric tube in and a...
10-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Chemical Weapons Allegations May Be Game Changer in Syrian Conflict

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3-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT

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